There was a short editorial in the Birmingham News this morning discussing Donte Stallworth’s sentence versus Michael Vick’s sentence. The article questions the justice between the two. After reading this piece, it got me to thinking that this would be a good Part 6 to my Accidents Caused by Drunk Driving Series, but the title just didn’t seem to fit.
I agree with the writer that there is something wrong with this picture. How could Michael Vick be sentenced to 23 months in prison for his involvement in a dog fighting scandle when Donte Stallworth only received 30 days in jail for getting in a car drunk and killing someone? It doesn’t make sense.
I’m a dog lover. My family has a dog at home. We give to Hand in Paw. However, it seems strange that the penalty for driving drunk and killing someone would be so much less severe that being involved in a dog fighting ring. Is it because we have been de-sensitized to drunk driving, but we aren’t used to dog fighting? I can’t answer that question, but I agree that the justice seems out of whack.